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Can it really take up to 10 yrs before you get a positive result for an HIV TEST?

Have you been tested before marriage? And if it takes 10 yrs do you plan on testing again?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Health

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  • Geeze, really? I wasn't aware it could be up to 10 years. I suppose it'll be something to talk to my doctor about in a few years.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 6:40 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I've never heard this
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • i'm not sure if it does. i'm asking this as a serious question. i read in another question someone says it could take up to 10 yrs. it got me thinking...
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:42 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Up to six months. It can take ten years for HIV to turn to AIDS.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 6:51 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • oh okay
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:52 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • It can take up to 6 months for a test to show as positive after exposure. It can take 10+ years for HIV to become full blown AIDS.

    There are many ways which people can become infected, so I have a yearly screening regardless of my relationship status. You never know what you're randomly coming in contact with when you're out and about.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:02 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Six months to show HIV positive but it could be NEVER before HIV turns into full blow AIDS.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:51 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • thats scarry
    AliciaLamoreux

    Answer by AliciaLamoreux at 4:35 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

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